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Goldfinches on Lemon Balm

Observed: 3rd January 2010 By: marilynmmarilynm’s reputation in Birdsmarilynm’s reputation in Birds
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Before they learned to use the feeder, I could always guarantee Goldfinches would visit to feed on the lemon balm - and they still do, desite easier pickings!

Species interactions

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Species with which Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) interacts


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When I had a long Lavender hedge, I was torn between cutting it back after flowering for the plants sakes, or leaving the seed heads on for the goldfinches sakes.
The goldfinches won, and enjoyed the seeds in winter, but the hedge soon grew out and has not yet been replaced.